Cistercian nuns
Cistercian nuns are female members of the Cistercian Order, a religious order belonging to the Roman Catholic branch of the Catholic Church.
The first Cistercian monastery for women, Le Tart Abbey...
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Gertrude of Hackeborn
Gertrude of Hackeborn (1232–1292) was the abbess of the Benedictine convent of Helfta, near Eisleben in modern Germany.
Gertrude was born in 1232 near Halberstadt, Saxony-Anhalt. She was a member ...
Marie Angélique Arnauld
Jacqueline-Marie-Angélique Arnauld, S.O.Cist. or Arnault, called La Mère Angélique (8 September 1591 in Paris – 6 August 1661 in Port-Royal-des-Champs), was Abbess of the Abbey of Port-Royal, which un...
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Franca Visalta
Saint Franca Visalta (1170–1218), also known as Franca of Piacenza, was a Cistercian abbess.Born in Piacenza, Italy, she became a Benedictine nun in St Syrus Convent at the age of seven and became abb...
Angélique de Saint-Jean Arnauld d'Andilly
Angélique de Saint-Jean Arnauld d'Andilly (28 November 1624 – 29 January 1684) was a French Jansenist nun. Niece of Angélique Arnauld, daughter of Robert Arnauld d'Andilly, and sister of Antoine Arnau...
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Alice of Schaerbeek
Alice of Schaerbeek, O.Cist. (or Adelaide or Aleydis) (French: Sainte Alix), (1204–1250) was a Cistercian laysister who is venerated as the patron saint of the blind and paralyzed.
Alice was b...
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Katharina von Bora
Katharina von Bora, referred to as "die Lutherin" (January 29, 1499 – December 20, 1552), was the wife of Martin Luther, Germanleader of the Protestant Reformation. Beyond what is found in the writing...
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Agnès Arnauld
Mother Agnès Arnauld, S.O.Cist. (1593–1672), was the Abbess of the Abbey of Port-Royal, near Paris, and a major figure in French Jansenism.She was born Jeanne-Catherine-Agnès Arnauld, a member of the ...
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Beatrice of Nazareth
Blessed Beatrice of Nazareth or in Dutch Beatrijs van Nazareth (1200 in Tienen – 1268) was a Flemish Cistercian nun. She was the very first prose writer using an early Dutch language, a mystic, ...
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Lutgardis
Saint Lutgardis of Aywières (Dutch: Sint-Ludgardis; 1182 – 16 June 1246; also spelled Lutgarde) was a Flemish saint. She was born in Tongres in Belgium (for which she is also called "Lutgardis of...
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Euphemia II, Countess of Ross
Euphemia II, Countess of Ross (also Euphemia Leslie) was the daughter of Alexander Leslie, Earl of Ross and his wife Isabella Stewart, daughter of Robert Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany. She was the only ...
Ascelina
Ascelina was Cistercian nun and mystic. She spent the majority of her life at the Cistercian convent at Boulancourt, Haute-Marne, France. It is believed that she was a relative of St. Bernard.
Teresita Barajuen
Teresita Barajuen (1908 – June 12, 2013) was a Spanish Roman Catholic nun and member of the Order of Cistercians. Sister Barajuen is believed to hold the world record for the longest service in cloist...
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Euphrosyne of Greater Poland
Euphrosyne of Greater Poland (Polish: Eufrozyna wielkopolska; 1247/50 – 17/19 February 1298) was a Greater Poland princess, member of the House of Piast and Abbess of St. Clara in Trzebnica.She wa...
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Jacqueline Pascal
Jacqueline Pascal (October 4, 1625 – October 4, 1661), sister of Blaise Pascal, was born at Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne, France.Like her brother she was a prodigy, composing verses when only eight year...
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Catherine Arnauld
Catherine Arnauld (1590–1651) was a French religious figure of the 17th century, belonging to the Arnauld family of Jansenists. She was the eldest daughter of Antoine Arnauld (lawyer) (1560–1619).She ...
Saint Margaret of England
Saint Margaret of England, O.Cist., (died 1192) was born in Hungary to an Englishwoman who was related to St. Thomas Beckett, the murdered Archbishop of Canterbury.When she was grown, Margaret took he...
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